GAAQ In the Media

GEMS American Academy Qatar (GAAQ) has been featured in various media outlets. Here are just a few of them...

GAAQ Champions New Approach to Student Well-Being and Mental Health
Click here to learn more about GEMS American Academy Qatar's refreshed approach to creating a safe, secure and positive haven for students.

QBS Radio (97.5 FM) Invited our Head of School, Mr. Mark Lentz, to their Radio Station
Host Huda Walid sat down with our school's leader to learn almost everything there is to know about GEMS American Academy Qatar!

Radio Olive (106.3 FM) Interviews our Head of School, Mr. Mark Lentz 
Click here to view this naturally engaging sit-down conversation between Radio Olive's RJ Simmi and our Head of School/CEO.

GEMS American Academy Qatar Featured in Earthna's Latest Eco Video
Click here to read more about our school's contributions to aid the overall cause of environmental sustainability... in Qatar and beyond!

GEMS Student Overcomes Sports Injury to Become One of Top Padel Players in Qatar
Click here to read how Grade 12 student Javier "Nico" Maluf embodied our core value of "Tenacity" to overcome the odds.

GAAQ Ignites the Spirit of Ramadan in First In-Person Activities Since Pandemic
Click here to read how our school's students, teachers, staff and parents came together for a memorable Ramadan.

GEMS American Academy Qatar Wins 1st Place in Qatar's World Cup Zeeenah Initiative
Click here to read how our school came together to honor the 2022 World Cup through art and decorations.

GEMS American Academy Qatar Leads the Way for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Click here to read how a personal cancer story and commitment to awareness prompted an effective breast cancer campaign.

Qatar Tribune Covers GEMS American Academy Qatar's First Post-Pandemic United Nations Day
Click here to read how the school leverages their UN Day to celebrate cultural diversity.

GAAQ Opens Poetry Café to Help Students Overcome Their Fear of Public-Speaking
Click here to read the engaging article posted by Qatar Tribune.

Cover Story - GEMS American Academy Qatar Graces the Cover of K12 Digest Magazine Special Reviewing the "Must-Watch International Schools in the Middle East" for 2022!
Click here to read the cover story article on GEMS Education's only American school in Qatar.

Grade 9 Student, Fairel Calief, Had the Distinctive Honor to Raise the Indonesia Flag at their Embassy for Indonesian Independence Day
Click here to read The Peninsula newspaper's coverage on the 77th Independence Day for the nation of Indonesia.

Mark Lentz, GAAQ Head of School and GEMS Education Qatar Country Director, is one of the featured stories on Education Middle East for the month of August 2022
Click here to read the primary story, "Mark Lentz: Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Classrooms," about our Head of School's leadership and quest for student and teacher excellence.

GAAQ Head of School, Mark Lentz, speaks to Education Middle East about Facilities Management in GCC Schools
Click here to read more about how our Head of School adapted to the second wave of COVID-19 and constant adjustments to ensure top-notch facilities management and safety.

GAAQ Math Teacher David Gouge was featured in Education Middle East's article "Teachers Speak: How to Make Math a Fun-Filled Subject"
Click here to read Mr. Gouge's take on engaging his students to be competitive and to develop an interest in mathematics.

GEMS American Academy Qatar is proud to be featured in the prestigious "John Catt's Guide to International Schools 2021/22"
Click here to read more about GAAQ's inclusion with a showcased group of other international private schools (pg. 92 - 93).

The Excelligent featured GEMS American Academy Qatar in their "Best-in-Class American Schools Around the World for 2021" magazine issue
Click here to read more about the esteemed company GAAQ holds as one of the best American schools around the world!

GEMS American Academy Qatar has been Named "The Most Valuable School to Watch in the Middle East" in 2021
Click here to read more about how GAAQ is setting a benchmark for quality education in Qatar and the Middle East (pgs 10 - 17).

GAAQ Teacher and QBS Radio Top 10 Artist Martin Farragher Steals the Show by Performing at the Qatar Grand Prix
Click here to read how a GAAQ elementary music teacher forged his own path in Qatar's diverse music scene.

GAAQ Acknowledged in Al Arab Newspaper for Its Online Learning Platform and Approach
Click here to read more about GEMS American Academy Qatar and the online learning experience during lockdown.

GEMS American Academy Qatar: An Institute Offering a Lot more than Quality Education
Click here to read more about GAAQ being named “Top 10 Best International Schools in Qatar” by The Knowledge Review magazine.

GEMS Qatar Schools – GEMS American Academy & GEMS Wellington School – are featured in Gulf Times Education Supplement
Click here to learn more about the largest education operator in the world, GEMS Education, and its two flagship schools operating in Qatar since 2014.

GAAQ Parents Alison Saraf and Raana Smith Start Their Own Business: Sensory Souk
Click here to discover how two GEMS American Academy mothers created a first-of-its-kind shop to help address challenges associated with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Future GAAQ Valedictorian Andrew Jose Hosted Qatar’s First Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference: QINOCON
Click here to see how a Grade 11 student was empowered to fill this gap through the school’s independent study program.

GEMS American Academy Highlights Its Greatest Strength, Diversity, During United Nations Day
Click here to learn how GAAQ celebrates the nearly 80 nationalities in their student body.

Grade 11 Student’s Article about Pursuing Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Click here to learn more about online programs and GEMS American Academy’s educational response.

GAAQ Upper School Counselor Named One of the “Ten Most Empowering Women in Education – Middle East” 
Click here to read more about how our professional school counselor, Jaime LaDawn Roya, works overtime to give students what they deserve.